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PTAB Sets Preliminary Motions in CVC v. ToolGen Interference

On March 1st, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) issued its Order on the Preliminary Motions Lists submitted by Junior Party University of California/Berkeley, University of Vienna, and...more

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Issue Preclusion Precluded PTAB’s Contrary Result in a Later Inter Partes Reexam

In SynQor, Inc. v. Vicor Corp., Case No. 19-1704 (Fed. Cir. Feb. 22, 2021), the Federal Circuit vacated the inter partes reexamination decision from the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (the “Board”). As part of the decision,...more

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Arthrex: Supreme Court Asks “Who’s The Boss?”

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On March 1, 2021, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Arthrex v. Smith & Nephew, No. 19-1434, on March 1, 2021, asking whether the appointment of PTAB judges is consistent with the way that “Officers of the United...more

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The Supreme Court – March 4, 2021

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Today, the Supreme Court of the United States issued the following two decisions: United States Fish and Wildlife Serv. v. Sierra Club, Inc., No. 19-547: The Sierra Club submitted Freedom of Information Act (“FOIA”)...more

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Weekly COVID-19 Oversight & Enforcement Report - March 2021

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The House Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis launched an investigation into One Medical’s COVID-19 vaccine-distribution practices. In a letter, Subcommittee Chair James Clyburn (D-SC) highlighted the need for...more

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50 State Update On Pending Legislation Pertaining To Employer-Mandated Vaccinations

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Per recent federal employment law guidance, private employers can generally require employees to get vaccinated for COVID-19 as long as they comply with federal employment laws that prohibit discrimination on the basis of...more

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IRS News On The 2020 Form 1040 Check Box On Virtual Currency

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In 2014 the IRS issued Notice 2014-21 (“Notice”) regarding the application of the Internal Revenue Code to transactions using virtual currency. The IRS advised that virtual currencies which could be “customarily used and...more

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Inspector General Office Report Criticizes OSHA COVID-19 Enforcement, Pushes For COVID-19 Standard

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Criticizing the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) enforcement efforts during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Department of Labor Office of the Inspector General (OIG) pushes for a COVID-19, virus-specific...more

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New 2021 Minimum Wages, Minimum Salaries And Enforcement Initiatives

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The Biden Administration’s efforts to increase the current federal minimum wage from $7.25 an hour to $15 an hour have been delayed, but in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania and other states and municipalities,...more

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OFAC Announces a Civil Settlement Agreement For Multiple Sanctions Violations Related To Digital Currency Transactions

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On February 18, 2021, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (“OFAC”) announced a half-million dollar settlement with BitPay, Inc. (“BitPay”), a U.S. company that processes digital currency...more

Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete, LLP

Biden Time: "Divisive" Training Ok, OSHA "Not Protective," Independent Contractor Regs Paused

And that's not all! Nail in the coffin for Trump Order on "divisive" training. In January, President Biden signed an Executive Order that revoked Trump Executive Order 13950. As Cara Crotty has written, the Trump E.O....more

Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete, LLP

Antitrust In The Labor Market

That which is old is new again. The U.S. Department of Justice and plaintiffs’ lawyers are taking aim at non-solicitation agreements restricting mobility of labor. This isn’t something employers usually think about. ...more

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Commerce Initiates New Administrative Reviews On AD/CVD Orders - UPDATED March 2021

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On March 4, 2021, the U.S. Department of Commerce published a notice initiating new administrative reviews for antidumping duty (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) orders with January anniversary dates. Listed below are the...more

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U.S. v. Arthrex: Is Historical Practice of the USPTO Relevant?

As discussed here, the Justices asked many questions in the oral argument in Arthrex this week on both questions:  (1) whether there was an Appointments Clause defect and (2) if so, whether the Federal Circuit properly cured...more

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UK Imposes Strict Quarantine Requirements for Passengers From ‘Red List’ Countries

On 15 February 2021, the UK government imposed stricter requirements on individuals travelling or transiting from any of the 33 countries (‘red list countries’) that have had a travel ban to England applied. Separate advice...more

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Arthrex Oral Arguments Suggest SCOTUS Is Not Ready To Dismantle The IPR System

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The U.S. Supreme Court (SCOTUS) heard oral arguments in U.S. v. Arthrex, Inc. on March 1, 2021. SCOTUS granted certiorari on two questions raised by the Government, Smith & Nephew, and Arthrex: 1. Whether, under the...more

McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP

U.S. v. Arthrex: Supreme Court Oral Argument

The Supreme Court heard argument on Monday in U.S. v. Arthrex, involving the question of whether appointment of Administrative Patent Judges (APJs) and their authority under the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act violates the...more

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Puerto Rico Announces Long-Awaited Renewable Energy Request for Proposals

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The Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (PREPA), a public corporation and governmental instrumentality of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, on Feb. 22, 2021, issued a request for proposals (RFP) to developers for the...more

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Biden DOL Withdrawal Of Trump DOL Opinion Letters Signals Major Pendulum Swing Towards Employees

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I have often said that the USDOL is a politically charged industry and its view on legal issues (much like the National Labor Relations Board) shifts with the Administration that is in power. For example, under the prior...more

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Manufacturing Industry’s Labor Shortage And Immigrant Workers

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The gap between jobs needing to be filed and the skilled talent pool capable of filling them continues to grow wider in many industries, particularly in the U.S. manufacturing industry. The ability to retain labor from...more

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Voluntary Qualified Importer Program Opens For Fiscal Year 2022

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently opened an application portal for a Voluntary Qualified Importer Program (VQIP) for fiscal year 2022. Through a voluntary, fee-based model, VQIP provides participating...more

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Consumer Product Safety Enforcement To Heat Up Under Biden Administration

More aggressive enforcement actions and increased regulatory activities under the Biden Administration are here. In President Biden’s first weeks, he is making good on his promise to reverse course from the previous...more

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Travel Ban Alert: State Department Rescinds Previous Policy Impacting Nonimmigrant Workers And NIEs

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On March 2nd, the State Department rescinded the previous policy for national interest exceptions (NIE) thereby making it more difficult for nonimmigrant workers and business travelers to obtain national interest exceptions...more

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New DOL Guidance Expanding Eligibility For Unemployment Insurance To Three Categories Of Workers

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The Department of Labor (DOL) has issued guidance to state unemployment insurance agencies that expands eligibility for Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA). PUA is a federally funded unemployment expansion that was...more

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OSHA’s Expanding Horizons: Whistleblower Protections For Money Laundering And Criminal Antitrust Violations

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At this point, most employers probably know that the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”) is charged with investigating far more than workplace safety. Indeed, OSHA has a robust Whistleblower Protection...more

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